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Travels with Cats now available in paperback

My memoir of the 4,700-mile road trip I took with Sauks and Andy in 2016 is now available on Amazon, both in paperback and on Kindle. If you buy the paperback, the Kindle version is included for free. It includes dozens of maps and photographs, which are in color in the ebook. Travels with Cats…
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Close but not close enough

By Anne Leonard | Apr 19, 2013

Ha! After getting a lecture for not using the company travel service, I asked them to arrange my flights to and from Bucharest, Romania (it seems our international director has a Dracula fixation, as he has chosen Bran as the locale of our editor’s meeting in late June). I provided them a list of the…

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A Ronald Reagan Story

By Anne Leonard | Apr 18, 2013

(No hate mail please.  Everyone has a bad day, but if you’re famous and someday wind up being president, someone somewhere will remember it. Besides, while Don’s dad swore it was Reagan, it could have been another famous cowboy living in the area with the initials RR and a petite wife, namely Roy Rogers.) With…

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Mike's hibiscus

By Anne Leonard | Apr 17, 2013

The hibiscus I gave Mike years ago when he was living in the Montrose is putting on quite the show. I mention it in FLOM, in a chapter called “I got the guy who should have been gay.” Mike loved plants, and many a weekend excursion included a trip to a local garden center. Once…

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Aunt Elaine's Mexican quiche

By Anne Leonard | Apr 16, 2013

Brought this brunch dish to work today, and it went over well. I think in all our years together, I only made it once for Mike. And, if memory serves me right, he didn’t like it much. Oh well, there were always strong opinions and heated competitions in our kitchen. So first the recipe (thank…

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A bodice-ripper of a place

By Anne Leonard | Apr 14, 2013

Cartagena, Colombia. There are far worse places to be sent on business. Last week was my third time in less than a year. I’ve been trying out boutique hotels in the Centro Histórico, which is within walking distance of the Convention Center. This time I came across a real gem, Hotel Bantu. Somehow I scored…

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Ralph Evertt Sader: I'll miss you Dad

By Anne Leonard | Apr 13, 2013

Night before last, while in Bogota, I got the call I’d been expecting for a long time. Don’s dad died on April 10 at the age of 101 years, four months and ten days. Reportedly, one of the last things he asked was if anyone had heard from me. I first met him in Denver…

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February in Houston

By Anne Leonard | Feb 19, 2013

February in Houston doesn’t suck. Spent Saturday with out-of-town guests from Minnesota, visiting the Varner-Hogg plantation. I was there some twenty years ago, when it was a Texas State Park, rather a Texas Historical Commission property. It was a picture perfect day, with the ditches just starting to green up. On the way home, we…

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Bluefin Bay

By Anne Leonard | Feb 6, 2013

Dreamed about Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior last night for no reason I can ascertain. Was it 2006 or 2007 Mike and I went to Minnesota rather than Colorado for our annual August escape? We spent a long weekend at the Johnson family cabin at Idaway on Lake Ida in Alexandria, and then made our…

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February 3, 2013: A reminder why I live in Houston

By Anne Leonard | Feb 4, 2013

It was another picture perfect day in Houston, which sadly means summer is just around the corner. Has to sound odd to anyone who lives too far north of here. In preparation, I’ve been reading any wintertime blues account I come across from the frozen north hoping for some insight on how to deal with…

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